Rocky Mountain 2000 Stratos Hardtail Bike

4.7/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $1046.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Judy SL, 2.5"-4.0" adjustable travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott Lescak a Weekend Warrior from Falkirk Scotland

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2005

Strengths:    Strong, lightweight frame

Weaknesses:    clearance for oversized tires

Bottom Line:   
just an update. The bike is now 5 years old and still going strong. I had her out at Scotland's Laggan trail, and she did everything and more that bikes far more suitable were doing. She's light, springy, and responsive. With the pyslo's you get a good aggressive feel on the bike. I've finally decided to retire her though as she's served me well. I love this bike. I'm looking at turning her into a quiet, singlespeed commuter. Nothing fancy, kinda like putting her out to pasture. Cove stiffee or santa cruz chameleon around the corner I think.

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Favorite Trail:   Any north shore

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Tailwind Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rocky mountain hammer, haro ??, SC chameleon

Bike Setup:   Psylo xc, WTB dual duty rims, continental verticals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott Lescak a Weekend Warrior from Scotland (Vancouver originally)

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2003

Strengths:    Incredibly tough frame, upgradability, cool paintjob

Weaknesses:    Chain stays not wide enough

Bottom Line:   
This bike has taken a power of abuse, rode a year on the North Shore, a year in Scotland doing similar rides, and has done more drops than the Nortel Stock, and still keeps firing away. Switched to a stronger rim and tire after bending 2 on the shore. Been purrrfect since. Only gripe I have is that there isn't enough clearance for the oversized tire and rim, this causes the tire to rub the chainstay a bit. However as it is a xc bike, I can't complain too much. It handles speed and corners well, and climbs are no problem. The Judy SL leave something to be desired, as adjustments are minimal. However they're okay for your average xc ride. If you are looking for a rugged bike that will take hit after hit this is the bike for you. What can I say? Rocky make great bikes!!

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Favorite Trail:   Any North Shore

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1260.00

Purchased At:   Tailwind Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Diamond Back Ascent, Park Pre Special Comp, Rocky Mountain Spice

Bike Setup:   Stock, with Mavic 521 rear rim, and IRC Kujo DH tire

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lori a Cross Country Rider from CANADA

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Strengths:    light, good climber, nice geometry, good tires, nice gearing.

Weaknesses:    cant think of any

Bottom Line:   
Amazing. This ride is great for cross-country. Climbs well. It's a real upgrade for me, so i think its especially great. I got it for 1100$ canadian plus tax and am more than happy. Other similar end-of-season bikes from 2001 sacrificed gearing components, so I was happy to find a 2000 Stratos left over. It's red! and made by a fine Canadian company! wwwweeeeeeee!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   benchlands, canmore, alta.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   bike shop in Toronto

Bike Setup:   stock, with my seat.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ben kahn a Cross Country Rider from Asheville, NC

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2001

Strengths:    nice factory setup for price and beginner level. responsive enough for my 220 pounds. Judy XC

Weaknesses:    disagreements with the Sun CR-18s, Deore hubs. I beat'em good.

Bottom Line:   
good bike, nice price. this is my true intro to mountain biking and the Stratos has made it every bit enjoyable. the rock shox Judy XC performs. its taken my beatings and still running. wanna have fun for your money, get on a bomb proof Rocky Mountain.

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Favorite Trail:   bent creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $730.00

Purchased At:   Pro Bikes

Similar Products Used:   giant iguana

Bike Setup:   XT laced on Mavic 517, all original

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Burnaby, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2001

Strengths:    Light, stiff frame, climbs nicely.

Weaknesses:    Original components are decent for the price, but some upgrades are in order.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is that this was the best purchase I ever made. I got it for under $1000 Canadian, taxes in, with all those upgrades. It's light, even a fatty like me can climb on it, and hopefully more soon. The clipless pedals are new for me but they work great, the frame is perfect as it feels very nice around tight corners, etc..

Overall very nice, but I'm glad I upgraded because I can't stand those stock Gripshifts in the 2001 model.

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Favorite Trail:   Burnaby Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $625.00

Purchased At:   A Distributor

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Brat, RM Soul, Norco Charger(?), Spec. Hardrock Comp (2000), stock RM Stratos

Bike Setup:   Stock 2001 with the following upgrades - rear XT, Deore disc hubs, Race Face cranks (and chain rings) and stem and handlebar, Avid brakes and levers, LX shifters, Mavic X221 Rims, Maxxis Hard Drive Two One tires, and I think that's it for major upgrades

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2001

Strengths:    this is a review for the 2001 stratos: The bike is fast, responsive, and extremely fun to ride. The suspension is nice with it's air and oil open bath system. The compenents are well selected for the price range and I hate to admit it but the paint job if outstanding.

Weaknesses:    The bike is heavy, and you feel it most on the climbs. Besides that I would get new handlebars, stem and seatpost.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great bike for the price, if you are somewhat strapped for cash get it. If cross country racing is in your plans forget it, but the point is the bike can handle a whole lot of abuse and keep on ticking. Fun Fun Fun!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Salmon Falls and Loon Lake Death loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $934.00

Purchased At:   River Rat Mountain Bikes

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Racer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2001

Strengths:    Price, durability, has good suspension

Weaknesses:    Stock tires not that great, shifter for front derailleur has no trim - which makes it impossible to use certain gears without the chain rubbing on the derailleur (I do have it set properly and I am not using inappropriate gears like big and big)

Bottom Line:   
I went out to basically buy an inexpensive bike that would not fall apart on me.

The 2000 Statos seemed to have parts that I thought would stand up to wantever I required from it.

I have done enough trail riding and cyclocross races to realize that this bike was a good buy.

If you think you need to buy an expensive bike to race, you don't, this bike will do the job quite nicely.

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Favorite Trail:   any fast tight single track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1012.00

Purchased At:   Ti Cycle (Gananoque, ON)

Similar Products Used:   GT Tequesta 90?, Rocky Mountain Statos 92?, Rocky Mountain Thin Air 94?

Bike Setup:   stock except for Flite Ti seat, Rictchy Z-Max tires, for cross/winter switched to rigid forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chad S a Racer from Antigonish,NS,Canada

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2001

Strengths:    Extremely upgradable, powerful climber, lots of control in the stearing, great components for the price of the bike, great front suspension, overall nice looking bike.

Weaknesses:    The rocky mountain factory components leave something to be desired, but for the price i can afford to upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line: This is a great entry level bike which is very worthy of future upgrades. I have raced with this bike, but i have also put it through hell on drops, jumps, stunts of every kind and it held up through everything, If you have some money, but don't want to spend it all on a bike, but you want something that gives you quality at an unbelievable price then take a good look at the Stratos.

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail with a good mix of climbs, fast downhill sections and good jumps or drops

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Peak Performance Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Giant ATX 850, Giant ATX 870, Rocky Mountain Soul, Rocky Mountain Blizzard, Rocky Mountain Oxygen Race, Rocky Mountain Hammer Race, Kona Blast, Kona Explosif.

Bike Setup:   XT,LX, equipped drivetrain, sun rims, easton frame, Ritchey scuzzy logic headset, Michelin tires, Selle Italia saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin G a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Ont, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2000

Strengths:    I finaly got enough money to get a worth while hardtail. I looked around for a while then found the stratos. Its perfect. Its light wieght,has both rockymountain and shimano racing components,extreme fork (Judy SL), and best of all at least a couple hundred bucks less that the equivelent of another company.

Weaknesses:    Weaknesses, let me think...........................................................NONE!

Bottom Line:   
Best hardtail you can get for under 1100 bucks,killer components,If your a cross-country biker lookin for a racing level bike there's no other bike you should have

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Favorite Trail:   anything challenging

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   2000 Giant Atx 870, 2000 specialized rockhopper pro, and Brodie somethin or other.

Bike Setup:   Factory stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ry a Weekend Warrior from Logan, Utah, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2000

Strengths:    Good components
sweet frame
climbs great
fast, while still feeling in control
solid paint job, not flashy


Weaknesses:    LX front deraiuler
control riser handlebars


Bottom Line:   
I've been out of the sport for a couple of years but I really wanted to get into it again. Needed a bike that could take a beating but also could fit into my budget. Really had a hard time choosing betweeen the Gary Fisher Paragon and the Rocky Mountain Stratos. Liked how the Paragon road, but really liked the frame of the Rocky Mountain and it's upgrade ability. Once I swaped out the control riser handler bars for some straight bars I was sold. Got a good deal ($875). I'm very happy with my choice. No regrets. All in all... Fast bike without compromising control. Climbs like a champ. The Ritchie pedals seem a bit sticky but I don't have much experience with clipless pedals yet. Don't have many miles on the bike,YET, but so far it has been a sweet ride. I'll check back after I've given the bike some beatings to let you know how it is holding up. Check it out. Then get it. For the money you can't go wrong.

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Favorite Trail:   any, just happy to ride

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   99'Gary Fisher Paragon
99'Schwin Moab1
99'Specialized M2 Comp


Bike Setup:   Stock, except Bontrager race ellite handlebars

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